Surface treatment

Coating is the magic word in the world of surface treatment in which we supply instruments, both standard and customised, for use in plasma coating installations, chemical vapour deposition (cvd), thermal spraying, plasma polymerisation on textiles, etc.

Examples of applications

  • Plasma Coating installations
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)
  • Thermal Spraying
  • Plasma polymerisation of textiles and fibers
  • Painting and other processes in which surfaces are hardened, embellished or provided with a functional layer

Application notes

Mass Flow Control in Vacuum deposition

Stable & fast gas flow control for vacuum deposition

Why using flexible gas flow controllers for vacuum deposition by reactive sputtering? ✓Fast & stable flow control ✓Large dynamic flow range. Read more

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Ultrasonic flow meter for thermal spraying

Flame Spray Technologies (NL) has integrated the OEM-version of our ultrasonic flow meter in their client-specific thermal spraying solutions to apply coatings to aerospace applications for example.

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Thermal spraying Flame Spray Technologies
LED Headlamp

Analysis of coating application for car headlamps

Bronkhorst mass flow meters were used in a test setup to analyse the application process of coating car reflectors by a coating robot. 

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Glass coating

Glass coatings are made for modifying optical properties of glass, to improve solar transmission characteristics or just for changing its aesthetic appearance. Whether for solar and energetic control or architectural purposes only, glass coating is a very demanding process.

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Glass Coating
Diamond coating for cutting tool

Gas flow control for Diamond Deposition

In HFCVD processes flow control plays an important role. Gas mixtures must be cautiously controlled; flow controllers are used to guarantee the proper amount of gas and the repeatability of the process. 

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Plasma Spraying

In for example the automotive and aerospace industries some mechanical parts are highly loaded with temperatures, corrosion and erosion. To protect them against these heavy influences, plasma spraying is the solution.

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Using evaporation to create hydrophobic coating

EMPA uses a Bronkhorst CEM Evaporation and Mixing system for their research towards hydrophobic coating. Vapor flows to create coating. Read their story.

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Spray Dosing

Speed, reproducibility, stability, easy adjustability, is really a must for liquid dosing techniques like spraying. Bronkhorst fully understands these demands, and the value for the equipment manufacturer and end-user.

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Coloured glass by coating

Glass Surface Treatment

The application of paint or labels to surfaces can be trickier than one would expect. If the surface is not properly prepared, the result will be less than perfect. A leading manufacturer of glass coating equipment was looking for a way to improve their coating process and increase their competitive advantage.

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Improve flow rate stability for thermal spraying process (HVOF)

The University of Nottingham (UK) uses an ultrasonic liquid flow meter for their research towards protective HVOF coatings for combustion processes.  

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coated fuel injector